LIBF supports women working in fintech with scholarships to study and advance careers

11 May, 2021

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF), in partnership with Fintech Diversity Radar, is offering five scholarships to promote gender diversity in fintech and digital banking.

Person walking above glass ceilingScholarships to study on LIBF’s next Certified Fintech Practitioner (CFP) course will be offered to five women already working in fintech, digital banking or the wider financial services sector. Available as a fee waiver for the course, each scholarship is worth £800.

The next CFP course will start on 7 June and the deadline for applications is 21 May.

Helene Panzarino, Fintech Programme Director at the Centre for Digital Banking and Finance at LIBF, says:

“We’re delighted to support Fintech Diversity Radar with these scholarships. We want to see more women not just in fintech but advancing in their fintech careers so that they can achieve their career goals and support others along the way.

“These scholarships aim to help mid-career professional women get to the next step and move into management. CFP is an intense course, delivered in just six weeks, and enables participants to expand their knowledge of the global fintech ecosystem, widen their professional network, and get a recognised and well respected credential.”

How to apply

To apply please email your CV and a short statement (max 1,000 words) to

Your statement should describe how the programme would support your career and/or personal goals. We will also be keen to hear about what you do, or plan to do, personally to encourage and support other women in accessing and progressing careers in the fintech sector or wider financial services industry. 

Notes to editors

About Fintech Diversity Radar 

The Fintech Diversity Radar by Findexable is a global initiative accelerating a progressive financial services industry, starting by benchmarking the role of women in scaling fintech firms and incumbent institutions.

The Fintech Diversity Radar – the world’s first dataset on gender diversity in global fintech – will map fintech start-ups, scale ups and incumbents, to determine the effectiveness of reducing exclusion among women team members, women entrepreneurs and women customers and establish best practice to advance progress – in support of the Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 17 to end women’s financial exclusion by 2030.

Take part in the Fintech Diversity Radar Survey.  

 About Certified Fintech Practitioner

Certified Fintech Practitioner is a ground-breaking new programme developed jointly by The London Institute of Banking & Finance and LendIt Fintech.

The course is designed for forward-thinking early to mid-career professionals who are looking to expand their understanding of fintech business models and the environment in which they operate

Delivered online over six weeks, this interactive course – created by those who have been at the coal face of digital innovation and developments – provides learners with expert knowledge of the evolution and impact of fintech. 

It develops their ability to understand and to critically analyse the factors behind the success, and failure, of fintech ventures, models and initiatives.

More about Certified Fintech Practitioner

See our Centre for Digital Banking and Finance microsite